Property: England’s burglary hotspot revealed following massive surge – home security tips
NEW DATA HAS IDENTIFIED THE MOST BROUGHT-IN CITY IN ENGLAND AND WALES. In the first three months of this year, the country’s hotspot saw an almost 300 percent spike in burglaries compared to the city with the lowest number of break-ins.
The region and city in England and Wales with the most burglaries, according to new data from Insulation Express. The report examined statistics from the first quarter of 2021 and identified the ten most dangerous cities for burglaries. Sheffield is at the top of the list, with 205 burglaries per 100,000 residents.
In the first three months of this year, the city had 286 percent more burglaries than York, the city with the fewest break-ins.
Yorkshire has been ranked the most burgled region in the United Kingdom.
Along with Sheffield, three other cities ranked in the top ten: Hull, Leeds, and Bradford.
With 197 incidences per 100,000 population, Liverpool came in second.
Third, fourth, and fifth position went to Southampton, Birmingham, and Hull, with Oxford, Leeds, Portsmouth, London, and Bradford rounding out the top ten.
Household burglaries typically occur when “opportunity strikes,” according to Kevin Spencer, Head of Product Management at home security experts Yale.
For robbers, the front entrance is the “most desired” point of entry, according to the expert.
According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), 76 percent of household burglaries in England and Wales occur through the front door.
“What’s more troubling is that 24 percent of opportunists were able to enter a residence via an unlocked door, with no advanced attack methods required to obtain entry to these homes,” Mr Spencer stated.
“Burglars will try a variety of attack methods on a door’s cylinder to gain entrance to the property if the door is locked.
“As a result, householders must choose standard-approved door furniture, such as a high-security cylinder and handle, to ensure that their door can withstand such attacks.
“Burglary through the windows is another popular entry method for burglars wanting to get access to a residence.
“These opportunists enter through a window in one out of every five burglaries, making shutting and locking windows a crucial step in securing a home.”
So, what can you do to keep your home safe from break-ins?
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